IMF Report: Regional Economic Outlook Sub-Saharan Africa
Intelligence & Analysis | 14/11/2014
  The International Monetary Fund published last October its new Regional Economic Outlook, "SubSaharan Africa: Staying the Course". Pierrick Baraton, Impact Assesment Officer at I&P, summarized the report.       Overall, Sub-Saharan Africa still offers...

J.-M. Severino’s Intervention at the Africa SME Champions Forum
News | 11/11/2014
More than 300 African SMEs and 100 representatives of financial institutions are coming together these November 11th and 12th for the Africa SME Champions Forum. Investisseurs & Partenaires’ President, Jean-Michel Severino, takes part to a conference focused on SME’s financing. In a...

SINERGI Niger exits from 2 companies of its portfolio
Entrepreneurs | 10/11/2014
SINERGI is an impact investment company founded in Niger in 2007 by IPDEV. Its investment strategy has been very entrepreneurial: SINERGI invests exclusively in start-ups and early-stage small growing businesses (SGBs), most of which are in formalization or still in the informal sector. Along with...

First reimbursement on Kiva loan from CDS (Mauritania)
Entrepreneurs | 05/11/2014
Kiva users who funded our pilot crowdfunding project received their first reimbursement last week from CDS via I&P Développement. The loan was dedicated to set up new solar water pumps in replacement for old oil-fueled pumps in the southern village of Wolomboni in Mauritania.3 months after the...

ACEP Madagascar and Nutri'Zaza: Main findings of the Impact Evaluation Reports
Entrepreneurs | 31/10/2014
Investisseurs & Partenaires and Planète d'Entrepreneurs have carried two extensive impact studies on two SMES established in Madagascar: Nutri'Zaza and ACEP Madagascar. Read the Repot on Nutri'Zaza (in French)Read the Report on ACEP Madagascar (in French) Nutri'...

The New Africa': the Report published by the Financial Times
In The Press | 30/10/2014
The Financial Times has published early October a series of articles exploring the diverse aspects of Africa’s significant economic growth, that many call ‘Africa Rising’’. As stated in the introduction, “from Senegal to Kenya and from Morocco to Mozambique, Africa is enjoying an era of...

Investisseurs & Partenaires selected for the Impact Assets 50 2014
News | 23/10/2014
Investisseurs & Partenaires is very pleased to announce that it is has been selected this year for the ImpactAssets 50, an annually updated list that has become since its inception in 2011 a highly valuable source of information on the impact investing sector. As the first publicly available...

3 new countries are entering in I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs' portfolio
News | 15/10/2014
IPAE has just made its first disbursements at Trianon in Gabon, Voltacars Rental Services (VRS) in Ghana and the Development Bank of the Comoros (BDC). These three inaugural partnerships in their respective countries broaden the scope of action of Investisseurs & Partenaires in 15...

I&P's October Newsletter is on line
News | 15/10/2014
  Edito Nicholas Colloff, Executive Director of the Argidius Foundation & Randall Kempner, CEO of the Aspen Network of Developement Entrepreneurs (ANDE)   "ANDE and the Argidius Foundation are both active supporters of development entrepreneurs. ANDE contributes to focus...

IPDEV is awarded a €1 million grant from the Argidius-ANDE Finance Challenge
News | 30/09/2014
On the brink of its 1st closing, IPDEV 2 is awarded a 1 million EUR grant from the Argidius-ANDE Finance ChallengeI&P Développement was announced winner of the Argidius-ANDE Challenge and received a 1 million EUR grant at the Annual ANDE Meeting held on 9/29th at Glencove. This challenge awards...

"Measuring impact" a global framing thought on tools and methods
Intelligence & Analysis | 24/09/2014
The Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investing Taskforce, established by the G8, launched last week Measuring Impact, a report highlighting key recommendations for the future of impact measurement. The report was launched in conjunction with the overarching Social Impact...

"Revolutionizing access to finance for African SMEs" JM Severino on MFW4A
Intelligence & Analysis | 24/09/2014
"Over the past decade Africa has experienced a 5% growth across the continent. This surprising and spectacular growth attracts investors from around the world. They are both forced to change their perception about what contains profound upheaval, and seduced by what is now considered as...

What conclusions to be drawn from this summer’s US Africa Business Forum?
Intelligence & Analysis | 15/09/2014
On August 5th, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke at what the Washington Post called a “landmark meeting of African leaders” to initiate a renewal in the US/Africa relations. He announced that U.S. businesses intend to invest more than $14 billion in various African sectors. This speech closured a...

3 days and 3 nights to co-create tomorrow' solutions : Convergences 2014
News | 08/09/2014
Chairman of the Convergences annual forum, Jean-Michel Severino was heard as moderator on today's opening conference. This second day of the event broke out with an inspiring gathering of high-level speakers :Bertrand Badré, World Bank's managing director and World Bank group's CFOMonique Barbut,...

"Renewable Energy in African SMEs" A Panorama of 77 Companies in 5 Sub-Saharan Countries
News | 29/07/2014
Etienne Saint-Sernin is an engineer, specialized in renewable energy. His background in the sector includes research and developement, technical support and market consultancy for SMEs, NGOs ans investors, including Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), both in Europe and Africa.He recently...

I&P's July newsletter is now online
News | 15/07/2014
   Edito: Ann-Katrin DoliumNew investment committee member of the I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs fund specialized in environmental, social and governance impacts "Beyond my duties as Director of Corporate Relations of the Africa/MENA-region in VIGEO I have...

IPAE Annual ESG/Impact Report now Online
News | 04/07/2014
Every year our ESG/Impacts team collects and agregates a series of impact indicators from our I&P Afrique Entrepreneurs portfolio investees (11 companies this year). Collected figures will serve a global study to measure economic, environmental, social and governance impacts generated by our...

"Small and Growing: Entrepreneurship in African Agriculture" A Montpellier Panel Report
Intelligence & Analysis | 01/07/2014
This report was authored by Agriculture for Impact, an advocacy initiative that convenes the Montpellier Panel to encourage better European donor support for the advancement of agricultural development in sub-Saharan Africa. The members of the Montpellier panel expose how investment in rural...

"Entrepreneurs are building Africa's future" - Africa In Fact's last issue
Intelligence & Analysis | 16/06/2014
Good Governance Africa's latest newsletter (June 2014) put special highlights on the African entrepreneurs. John Endres, CEO of GGA, signed an edito underlining the fierce committment these entrepreneurs take towards their economic and social context by elavating local standards and challenging...

Growth With Depth - 2014 African Transformation Report by the ACET
Intelligence & Analysis | 03/06/2014
The African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) is an economic institute supporting Africa's long-term growth through transformation. Their vision is that by 2025 all African countries will drive their own growth and transformation agendas, led by the private sector and supported by capable...

Oxus RDC on France 24
Entrepreneurs | 02/06/2014
France 24 shot in Kinshasa this week for a special edition about the entrepreneurship in Democratic Republic of Congo.While the African continent is undergoing a fast-growing economic transformation, DRC still suffers from a strong crisis and struggles for development. On the other hand, foreign...

19% more capital committed to impact investments in 2014 -JP Morgan & GIIN survey
Intelligence & Analysis | 21/05/2014
125 of the world’s largest impact investors, including fund managers, banks, foundations, development finance institutions, and pension funds surveyed by J.P. Morgan and the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) expect to commit 19% more capital to impact investments in 2014 compared to 2013, as...

A 46% increase in capital invested in Emerging Markets over 1 year
Intelligence & Analysis | 19/05/2014
According to EMPEA’s latest industry statistics, private equity firms raised US$6.5 billion through 41 emerging markets funds in the first quarter of 2014, compared to US$8.0 billion in capital raised from the same number of funds in the first quarter of 2013. In Q1 2014, fund managers deployed US$...

3 questions to Djibo Ibrahima
Entrepreneurs | 15/05/2014
Why did a graduated engineer chose to take the  path of entrepreneurship ?After my studies, though I graduated as a Mining Engineer, I was certain not to work in the public administration and I already knew that at the time, only 2 mining companies were recruiting and they were already cutting...

JM Severino speaker at the Graduate Institute of Geneva
News | 13/05/2014
The Graduate Insitute is a research establishment specialized in teaching International Relations. The core academic reflexion is dedicated to development issues within a view to foster a certain global responsability within the decision-making. Jean-Michel Severino tackled this specific theme...

JM Severino quoted by Reuters about investment opportunities in Africa
In The Press | 14/04/2014
(Reuters) - Three years after disputed elections led to bloodshed, Ivory Coast has emerged as one of the most exciting opportunities for private equity investors in Africa, with a dynamic workforce keen to put a decade of turmoil behind it, a senior investor said on Friday.Jean-Michel...

I&P's 5th Newsletter is now available
News | 11/04/2014
Read Newsletter N°5 / April 2014  Edito : Joan Bardeletti, author of Les Grands Moyens                  "I am a photojournalist, and passionate about the African continent. I find a way to express myself and investigate through images; my...

CDS Crowdfunding Project now on line on Kiva
Entrepreneurs | 02/04/2014
 Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P)  just released on Kiva, a webplatform for participative finance, a funding campaign for CDS, a Mauritanian company in IPDEV’s portfolio since 2010 and managed by Sidi Khalifou.I&P has partnered with Kiva, the US-based crowdfunding...

Béchir Malum, author of I&P's pictures database, exhibited in Arles
News | 31/03/2014
Béchir Malum's works will be exhibited on next April 1st to 15th at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles. His paintings will be exhibited as well as some of the photographs he shot in the companies of I&P's portfolio. Mauritanian artist Oumar Laball will share the event, in a joint introduction to...

JM Severino spoke at the 1st Africa SMB Forum in Casablanca on March 12th
News | 24/03/2014
Investisseurs & Partenaires took part to the Africa SMB Forum through the speech given by JM Severino in Casablanca on the opening ceremony of the 1st Africa SMB Forum called “How to invest in Africa”. This first meeting was held by the Africa SMB platform created in 2012 by Dogad Dogoui, a...

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